The Longest Straw

The Longest Straw

In the feature-length film The Longest Straw, director Samantha Bode and crew will spend seventy days backpacking the 338 mile path of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, including the Mono Extension.As they trek, they will speak with historians, community leaders and residents of Los Angeles, the Owens Valley and Mono Basin to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of water importation on ecology, economy, and society, as well as the future of local water sources for Los Angeles. The Longest Straw is a film which draws a connection between the water that supports a city and that water's source. California is currently suffering the worst drought the state has seen since record-keeping began over a century ago. Los Angeles is one of the top cities in America for water conservation, yet statewide outdoor watering restrictions and two declarations of drought emergency by Governor Brown go unnoticed by many Angelenos. Swimming pools are brimming, driveways are power washed, and automobiles sparkle in the Southern California sun while 28 communities in the state are at risk of going dry, and three of its largest reservoirs are only at 30 percent capacity. The Longest Straw aims to heighten Angelenos' awareness that the water sources they draw from are shared by various communities throughout the state of California and beyond, and the only way to a sustainable water future is through more local water sources.

Running Time
1 hours 27 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
History, Adventure, Documentary
Director
Samantha Bode
Writer
Angela Jorgensen, Samantha Bode
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about history «The Longest Straw» (16)

Kyle S. avatar
Kyle S.

This is the first time I’m writing a review because i was so happy leaving the theater. The movie has it all. Great actors, a very, very, VERY great script and a awesome story.

Ashley Howard avatar
Ashley Howard

Purchased this for my grandson, as we had so many raving endorsements. This is film earned every one. It's unnecessary to extol every deserving aspect, as you can see by others' review; but suffice to say, we ALL enjoy the movie at least once daily!

Nicholas avatar
Nicholas

Words cannot describe the perfection that is this film. Samantha Bode did a fantastic job! Solid cast, action, effects, everything.

Jacqueline avatar
Jacqueline

The actors here did their jobs well. The plot was good

Nicholas Martinez avatar
Nicholas Martinez

I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves watching History, yes we are far from the reality, but when you are in there watching this, you become a part of the movie and it becomes the reality

Sarah Morrison avatar
Sarah Morrison

After about ten minutes I was completely drawn in, all the way to the end. Very enjoyable!

Beverly avatar
Beverly

Just a joy from start to finish. Smart, sweet, engaging.

Willie G. avatar
Willie G.

It`s a wonderful movie. In my opinion it`s a best movie what I see!

Nancy A. avatar
Nancy A.

Enjoyed it very much. Don't write it off because of the bad reviews. Give it 20-30 minutes and decide for yourself.

Joan Duncan avatar
Joan Duncan

Everything a Adventure fan could ever want. This is my favourite film, and always had a special place in my heart.

Marie W. avatar
Marie W.

This movie was a flawlessly directed masterpiece. Just watch it.